Family's hearts 'broken beyond repair' after death of young mum in M32 crash
THE family of a young mum killed in a crash on the M32 say their hearts have "been broken beyond repair".
Police are appealing for anyone who saw or has video footage of the crash, which happened between the Hambrook and Eastville junctions in the early hours of Monday, to contact them.
Tenisha Cooper, who was 23 and from Gloucester, died from injuries sustained when the Vauxhall Astra she was a passenger in left the southbound carriageway of the motorway at about 2am, crashing into undergrowth at the side of the road.
Her family have released a tribute today in which they said: “We have been absolutely devastated by the loss of our beloved Tenisha. Our hearts have truly been broken beyond repair.
“We cannot believe that such a beautiful young girl, who had the rest of her life ahead of her, has been taken from us so soon.
“The whole family are still struggling to process this tragedy and we are hugely heartbroken for Tenisha’s two-year-old son that she now leaves behind, whom she doted on so very dearly. He will now grow up with very few memories of his loving mother and an empty space that nobody can ever fill.
“We would also like to say that we’ve been totally overwhelmed by both the love and support received from family and friends, as well as the Gloucester community – for this we will be forever grateful and thank you to everyone that has shown so much compassion and sympathy during our darkest hour.”
The female driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving and has been released under investigation.
Anyone who witnessed or has dashcam footage, either of the collision or a silver Astra in the moments before the collision, should call 101, quoting incident reference number 5221 200 131.